Professor O'Donohue has received advanced degrees in both clinical psychology and philosophy. He has published 90 books and over 300 journal articles and book chapters. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Nevada. He has directed a clinic at UNR for the past 27 years that provides free assessment and psychotherapy to children and adults who have been sexually abused, supported by a grant from the National Institute of Justice. He has had grants that exceed $3 million. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. military and to attornies on a variety of issues related to evidence based practice. He has served on an American Psychiatric Association committee to revised the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.
- Forensic psychology
- Sexual assault
- Forensic interviewing
- Evidence based practice
- Integrated care
- Philosophy of psychology
- PSY 771 - Clinical Psychology: Professional Ethics
- PSY 715 - Clinical Supervision
- M.A. in Philosophy, Indiana University, 1988
- Ph.D. in Psychology, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1986
- M.S. in Psychology, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1982
- B.S. in Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1979
Recent journal articles
- O’Donohue, W., & Fisher, J.E. (2022). Are illiberal acts unethical?: APA’s Ethics Code and the protection of free speech. American Psychologist.77(8), 875–886.
- O’Donohue, W. (2023). The scientific status of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: An analysis from the philosophy of science. Behavior Therapy.
- O’Donohue, W. (2023). Rhetoric and clinical science: Maximizing rationality within post-justificationist knowledge. Clinical Psychological Science, 11(4).
- O’Donohue, W. & Fisher, J.E. (2023). Accusation is not proof: Procedural justice in psychology. Clinical Psychological Science.11(4)
- Hunley, B. & O’Donohue, W. (2022). The psychometric adequacy of adult forensic interview protocols for sexual assault: A literature review. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 38, 38-54.
- O’Donohue, W., Silander, N., Frisby, C., & Fisher, J.E. (in press). A challenge to orthodoxy in psychology: Thomas Sowell and social justice. Perspectives in Psychological Science.
- Hunley, B., O’Donohue, W., Miller, M. (in press). Expert testimony regarding typical or counterintuitive adult sexual assault behavior: A review.” University of Illinois Chicago Law Review.
- O’Donohue, W. & Schewe, P. (2020) (Eds). Handbook of sexual assault. New York: Springer.
- Benuto, L., Duckworth, M., Masuda, A., & O’Donohue, W. (2019). (Eds). Prejudice, oppression, discrimination and bias. New York: Springer.
- O’Donohue, W. & Zimmermann, M. (2021). (Eds). Integrated care and evidence based prevention. New York: Springer.
- O’Donohue, W. & Masuda, A. (Eds.). (2022). (Eds). The three waves of behavior therapy. Hoboken, NJ: Springer.
- O’Donohue, W., Masuda, A., & Lilienfeld, S.O. (2022). (Eds). Clinical psychology and questionable research practices. Hoboken, NJ: Springer.
- James, L., Wendel, J. & O’Donohue, W. (2023). (Eds). Behavioral healthcare in military settings. Hoboken, NJ. Springer.
- Frisby, C., Redding, R., O’Donohue, W. & Lilienfeld, S. (2023) (Eds). Ideological and political bias in psychology. Springer.